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Life is worth living

Life is worth living

Zoe Mamakos, Reporter

April 18, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle, Opinion, Showcase

Life is worth living. The everyday routine. The constant argument with your alarm clock as it shakes, ringing 7:00. Again. A brand new day. You sit up in bed, accepting the idea that it’s not quite summer yet. Followed by your parent's words of encouragement floating out the door, as you promis...

Dominik McDonald

Dominik McDonald

Oliver Chen, Co-Editor in Chief

April 18, 2019


Filed under Archives, Profiles, Showcase

If one happens to hear the stately timpani of Berlioz’ Symphonie Fantastique or the lively xylophone runs of George Gershwin’s American in Paris drifting through the music wing, the source of the music can likely be traced to senior Dominik McDonald. Since he first began taking lessons in eleme...

SASHA

SASHA

Akshata Gandhe, Profiles Editor

April 18, 2019


Filed under Archives, Campus Life, Showcase

92 seconds. That is how often a person is sexually assaulted in this country, be it a 12-year-old or a 50-year-old. Junior co-leaders of SASHA (Students against Sexual Harassment and Abuse) Victoria Kyvergya and Silvia Aydinyan knew that something could be done from their part about this issue. Speaking...

Freshmen strive to improve mental health

Freshmen strive to improve mental health

Lucas Bleyle, Co-Editor in Chief

April 17, 2019


Filed under Archives, Campus Life, Showcase

According to a study in the Archives of General Psychiatry half of all chronic mental illness begins by age 14; three-quarters by age 24, making high school a critical time to identify and treat mental illness. Mariam Mkhitaryan and Preksha Sarda have spent their Freshmen year working on a projec...

The future of sustainability at Ames High: Carbon neutral by 2030?

The future of sustainability at Ames High: Carbon neutral by 2030?

Lucas Bleyle, Co-Editor in Chief

April 17, 2019


Filed under Archives, In-Depth, Showcase

On February 21, the school district hosted a showcase of the latest plans for the new high school building. At the meeting, architects from OPN, the architecture firm tasked with designing the new high school building, showed slides of the floor plans and walked the community through the different ph...

April 8th: Ames High School United

Oliver Chen and Zoe Mamakos

April 8, 2019


Filed under Archives, Campus Life, Showcase, Top Story

April 8th: Ames High students and staff joined community members in a peaceful display of unity, in response to a coordinated protest from a well known hate group.   ...

Salty Stereotypes

Akshata Gandhe, Profiles Editor

March 26, 2019


Filed under Archives, Opinion, Showcase

  “Is BuTtEr a CaRb?” These famous words were uttered by THE Regina George when Mean Girls came out in 2004. The strange portrayal of high school in that movie made a lot of us question human sanity but for some of us, the movie was everything. There probably is no high school where people h...

The Classes of Ames High: Roasts and Reflection

The Classes of Ames High: Roasts and Reflection

Jonathan Watt, Opinion Editor

March 26, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion, Showcase

*THIS IS A COMPLETE JOKE.* August 23rd: The first day of school. You trudge out of class, dragging your feet across the ground, and make your way into the main hallway. However, you come across a mind-boggling obstacle: a 3’7” gremlin, darting to and fro in an unpredictable zig-zaggy fashion acro...

Life Without A Phone

Life Without A Phone

Liam Struck, Review Editor

March 13, 2019


Filed under Archives, In-Depth, Showcase

Life has gone on undisturbed for millenium without cellular towers, twitter or instagram. Then came the iPhone, a revolutionary device that changed the way we imagine reality. Something most of us couldn't live without, something I thought I could not live without.  The same night I lost my phone was ...

The Community Academy: a new kind of summer experience

The Community Academy: a new kind of summer experience

Lucas Bleyle, Co-Editor in Chief

March 13, 2019


Filed under Archives, Campus Life, Showcase

Preschool and elementary school kids dart around wooden benches layed out in the grass. In each eager hand is a natural item; a pinecone, a leaf, a blade of grass that they dip in paint and use to leave patterns on the benches. A few paces away, older kids use wood burners to engrave a quote into th...

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